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VDD Virtual Device Driver

By tonek ·
Virtual Device Driver
It is hoped that this is enough info to get
some of my programs running that were running
before and now they don't run and come up
with an error message:

"System\CurrentControlSet\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD.Virtual Device Driver in the registry is invalid.Choose close to terminate the application"

Does anyone have a solution or program that they
can refer me to?

I run a Windows 2000 Professional.

Thank You


From: Date: 6/5/02

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WIN2K Prof-Virtual Device Driver Invalid

by pconsite In reply to VDD Virtual Device Driver

I'm getting the same error. Please if anyone knows the answer let me in on the secret. I origianlly had WIN98SE installed on my AMD 1.7 Ghz machine then I upgraded to WIN2K Prof. I have 640 MB of RAM.

The only thing that I know is different from a regular WIN2K is that I do not have a WINNT directory. I have a Windows directory. I also converted from FAT16 to NTFS after the upgrade was completed.

I would hate to have to format and start over.

John Torres

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Virtual Device Driver

by The_Roamer In reply to VDD Virtual Device Driver

In looking at the registry on my WinNT 4.0 SP6 server, I found this key under Hkey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. The key value for VDD is set to 00 00.

I guess you would have to check your registry and see what value is given to the VDD. If it is different, you could make a backup of your current registry and change the key value to 00 00 and see if that might solve the dilemma. But, I am not familiar with 2000 professional, and would caution you to research this with the Microsoft Knowledge Base first to see if you can find what the default value should be.

Go to and follow the links to the knowledge base where you can search the problem by OS and probably the keyword of VDD.

Good luck and I hope this helps.

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